Mary Pat (as she was known) was a lifelong resident of Port Charles. She was born 1957 along with her twin sister, Terry Pat at Mercy Hospital. The twins and their older brother (Merrick Pat) were raised by their mother, Rita after their father left home for a new life in Genoa City. Growing up in poverty, she vowed to be a successful health care provider to give back to the community. Mary Pat attended the prestigious University of Rochester School of Medicine in Rochester, NY and majored in psychology, with a minor in trauma nursing. The late Jessie Brewer of General Hospital was her mentor in the ER. She graduated in 1977 at the top of her class with honors.
A rare photo of Mary Pat Ingles, psychologist-- with Miriah Maximilliana Jones.
Unbeknownst to most of Port Charles, Mary Pat briefly practiced psychology ...and even counseled a young Maxie Jones after her sister's death. Her license was revoked in the late 1990's however, due to her inappropriate relationship with a a patient (now believed to be Ryan Chamberlain). Mary Pat gave birth to a child fathered by Chamberlain but quickly gave the baby up for adoption. She never got over the affair and helped his brother Kevin keep Ryan alive for years until he finally ended up in Ferncliff, a psychiatric facility located in Attica, NY.
Mary Pat in her alter-ego persona, Terry Pat
In 2008, it was apparent that Mary Pat was headed for a breakdown, especially after her twin sister, Terry Pat was killed in a car accident. Once Mary Pat learned of Terry's death, she assumed her identity and went on a cross-country rampage; seducing men and women alike. Many bodies are hid across route 66, never discovered to this day.
What know one knew, not even Mary Pat is that Terry survived her car accident and was nursed to health by Victor Cassadine. She is currently residing in Evia, Greece and plans on surprising the town sometime this winter.
|Mary Pat Ingles final resting place, a barrel full of ripe NY State Gala Apples.|
Memorial service to be held on November the 7th (one day after PC Elections, don't forget to vote!) at the Mason E Dye funeral home. Calling hours 4-8 with coffee provided by Kelly's. Please consider making a donation to the Flat Earth Society of which Mary Pat was an ardent member.
As an added surprise, we are happy to tell you that Mary Pat and Ryan's biological daughter, Nelle Benson will be attending the memorial. She knew...Mary Pat knew... Ryan never knew. Now YOU Know....happy viewing!